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  • Sun, Mar 2 2014 11:23 PM

    Upresing for a grading master

    I shot onthe 5d mkII. In Avid 6.5 I linked the clips to AMA then transcoded to DNX 36 to edit. The project is 2 hours. I want to upres so that I can begin color grading, but looking around on the forum, all the workflows involve relinking to the ama clips, which it does not seem like I can do because I edited with the .new files and I keep reading that these can not be linked back.

    Is there another way I can still salvage this edit and upres it?

     

    Thank you for your time.

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  • Mon, Mar 3 2014 12:25 AM In reply to

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    Re: Upresing for a grading master

    Try this.

    Hide the DNx 36 media so that the media goes offline.

    Dup the final sequence into a new bin and close all others.

    Make sure that all the drives which have the original 5d mkII footage are mounted.

    Select the duplicated sequence and right click, choose Relink.  Make sure All Drives and Highest Quality Video are selected. 

    Now Relink.  Does this get you anywhere?

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  • Mon, Mar 3 2014 12:39 AM In reply to

    Re: Upresing for a grading master

    How do I make sure the drivers are mounted. I'm afraid I don't quite know what that even means.

     

    Patrick 

  • Mon, Mar 3 2014 4:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Upresing for a grading master

    Let us say that you have a specific external hard drive where all the camera original files are stored.  This would have been the drive you AMA linked to before transcoding the files you currently are editing with.  Make sure that drive is attached to your edit computer and you can see it's content.  If so, it is mounted.

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  • Mon, Mar 3 2014 1:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Upresing for a grading master

    Thanks. Sorry about that. I've just never heard that terminology used before.

     

    My free space is a little tight. Is there a way to hide the dnx media without moving it to a different drive?

  • Mon, Mar 3 2014 2:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Upresing for a grading master

    Just rename the avid mediafiles folder to Avid mediafilesxxx

    Then launch media composer. Whne you have the relink done then you can rename the folder back to the original name.

    Editing with the .new clips is fine and you can re-link back to the AMA clips based on that workflow. The online posts that suggest you can't and suggest all sorts of tricks to avoid it are just plain wrong.

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  • Tue, Mar 4 2014 3:43 AM In reply to

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    I was able to follow you instructions. But it told me no clips were relinked. It then had some suggestions for me to follow, which I did. It then told me still that no clips were relinked and ran out of suggestions to offer. 

    I chose the relink option "relink by source file name" but would this option work if they are now .new and .sync clips?

     

    I also find it weird that the sound clips were not relinked since they were imported just as they were, though this might be perfectly normal anyway.

     

    Do you have any other suggestions.

     

    Thanks for your help so far.

  • Tue, Mar 4 2014 8:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: Upresing for a grading master

    Ok, since method #1 did not seem to work, let's try method #2.

    You need to redo the very first step did on this project once in Avid - AMA link to the camera originals.  For now just do a small number of files.  Once you have done this, moved the duplicated copy of your final sequence into the bin where you have just AMAed these camera files.  Select them all.  Go to the Relink dialogue.  In the top third, choose Selected items in ALL open bins.  Once again, make sure All Available Drives is selected.  Press OK.

    If this relinks media, you see what you have to do.

    Jef

     

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  • Wed, Mar 5 2014 3:18 AM In reply to

    Re: Upresing for a grading master

    I'm afraid this method is giving me the same dialogue box as the other one. "No clips were relinked." Did I do something wrong way back when I transcoded?

  • Thu, Mar 6 2014 4:44 AM In reply to

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    Re: Upresing for a grading master

    Did you have the sequence AND the AMA clips selected when you tried the Relink?  I see that my instruction was not clear on that.

    On a different path, do you still have the original AMA clips avaiable?

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  • Thu, Mar 6 2014 11:25 AM In reply to

    Re: Upresing for a grading master

    I tried with just the sequence, just the AMAs and with both groups together. All with the same result.

    Unfortunately I do not have the original AMAs I used to transcode. In my research during that state of the project, I had read in a few threads here that it was important to delete them then and link again later during the upres.

    Was this information incorrect? Is there something I doing wrong in the relink window?

     

  • Thu, Mar 13 2014 3:23 AM In reply to

    Re: Upresing for a grading master

    Thanks for helping me through this. I tried switching from relinking to the drives and instead relinked to the open bins. Then I clicked ignore file extensions and that seems to have been the path to success.

     

    Thanks for helping me get through this. It is greatly appreciated.

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